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culminated with first lady michelle obama. these are some highlights. >> over the past few years as first lady, i had the extraordinary privilege of traveling all across this country. and everywhere i have gone in the people i have met in the stories i've heard, i have seen the very best of the american spirit. i have seen it in the incredible kindness and warmth people have shown me and my family, especially our girls. i've seen it in teachers in the near bankrupt school district who vowed to keep teaching without pay. i've seen it in people who become heroes at a moment's notice, diving into harm's way to save others, flying across the country to put out a fire, driving for hours to bail out a flooded town. and i've seen it in our men and women in uniform and our pratt military families. --proud military families. and wounded warriors who tell me they're not just going to walk, but are going to run and run marathons. in the young man blinded by a bomb in afghanistan who said simply, "i'd give my eyes 100 times again to have the chance to do what i have done and what i still do." every d
. michelle obama made an impassioned speech backing her husband for a second term as u.s. president. he's up against mitt romney in november. there at the democratic convention in north carolina. >> she is the most popular obama. in obama she is offering a character nd.erence for her husba an kemiyah seen firsthand that the president does not change to you are. it reveals who you are. barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. the [cheers and applause] he wants everyone in this country to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. >> she recalled their hard-up but happy early years. he has known hard times just like you. >> i can honestly say that when it comes to his character and his conviction and his heart, barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. for barack, success is not about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [cheers and applause] >> the loved it and he was walking back at the white house with the couple's daughters. earlier, demo
. >> first lady, michelle obama, made a surprise appearance, calling on this important demographic to get out the vote. >> all on the line. >> away from the convention floor, dozens of events focused on women. despite a counter demonstration on the streets of charlotte, planned parenthood rallied women and men for the cause. >> i think none of us ever imagined in this presidential election literally planned parenthood would be on the ballot when you have a candidate, president obama has been a supporter of women's health and a strong supporter of planned parenthood and mitt romney pledged to get rid of planned parenthood. for women what happened? president obama and the democratic party have a table of inclusiveness. everyone has a right to be seated at the table. in this instance planned parenthood has been a frontline first responder for young women, for poor women and access to healthcare. >> many of the women at the convention say they believe if more women were elected, women's health would not be an issue. hunt, head of political parity told me that will require a critical mass of women
. president is -- a lot of friends have set eled on potis. >> charlie:what is the dynamic of michelle obama and barack. >> what's fascinating is how it changed in the white house. when you were interveeg the president on cbs i was struck by what he said had happened though his relationship in the white house. it was consistent when i had heard which is the white house does tend to draw presidential couples together. the pressure is extraordinary. only person you can trust let down your guard with. obamas such enormous challenges. before the white house they had more of a dialectic. this was fascinate bg their relationship. the president believed politics could be a vehicle for change and the political life could be livable. the first lady did not believe that politics was a valid viable way of creating social change, that political life was livable. all these years it's almost like their marriage is an extended debate where they're trying to figure out the answer to those questions. she, i think, has been converted. michelle obama who hesitated about moving to the white house, who felt unea
, give a speech flowing enough in poetry but rooted enough and public policy. starting with michelle obama before the him, and bill clinton himself and his vintage form, i think obama took the baton and ran the last leg and did so with oratorical flourish. >> it certainly is not the sports like assessment that i just heard from the good doctor. we have been saying for some time obama is not the lesser of evils, but the more effective evil. we base that on his record and on his rhetoric at the convention. we prefer to talk about what history making events have gone down under his presidency. first of all, he has created a model for austerity a veritable model with his deficit reduction commission. his introduced preventive detention, a law for preventive detention and expanded drone wars and made an unremitting assault. i think possibly the biggest impact to his presidency, and not talking about all of this like an eerie stuff from the convention, but probably what will go down as his biggest contribution to history is a kind of merging of the banks and the state with $16 trillion bei
in this country, the party out across the country of everyday folks like michelle obama's parents, working paycheck to paycheck. and then there's the washington democratic club, the corporate lawyers, the lobbyists, the wall streeters, like robert rubin and peter orszag." and i was wondering, as i watched, if obama wins reelection, which party goes back to the white house with him? the party of the country or the party of the club? >> well, we certainly hope it will be the party of the country, the party of 25 million americans without any jobs, the party of people struggling to keep their heads above water, the party of the people who want to see health care for all of us. but there is no question, bill, of the enormous impact that big money has, certainly on the republican party, but on the democratic party as well. and i fear very much that unless we galvanize public opinion, unless we create the kind of progressive grassroots movement the big money interest will continue to dominate. >> tell me how that money works. i mean, you've been on the inside 20-some-odd years, as i sit. how doe
, a people who want to have hillary clinton's lifestyle, michelle obama, barack owe bam marks elizabeth warren. grew up middle class. >> charlie:but the bluff collar worker in that category. >> depends what category. the white is in the republican cat gor i looking at this convention the democrats have given up on that demographic. eeght those there goes back to the scott irish culture in the sent century individual, self-reliance, competitive toughness. they say who is like me, who is competitive individually self-reliant lie yant? the reapness probably do more of that. m ohio valley where a hot of scots irish those people tend to vote republican on a working class. john kerry lost by 23 percentage points. barack by 18 percentage points. >> charlie:do you believe the american people want to be talked to in a way that says these are the hard realities? this is the way the world is working now. we're in a bad place and we need to do something on the revenue side. we need tie tack this problem and i need you to support me in that effort. we're in this boat together. >> if you ask me as
and showcase their candidate. the much anticipated line-up of speakers includes first lady michelle obama and former president bill clinton. the convention concludes on thursday with vice president joe biden and finally the president and his acceptance speech. joining me now in charlotte, mark halperin, the editor at large for "time" magazine. >> welcome. i need to introduce to you-- i need not introduce to you this program and this audience but it is a good way to start, you know. tell me what ought to come out of this convention? what should the democrats hope to accomplish in the same way the republicans hope to do two things, one is to define the good things and the likable things about mitt romney and at the same time, suggest to those democrats who like barack obama but might be willing to change why they should change. >> i think from talk together democrats, both those working for the president and other smart democrats i think there is three broad things. one is to put the frame on mitt romney, the negative frame on him in a way that does not seem mean-spirited, that does not see
, the congressional black caucus is having their caucus today. michelle obama it is going to be addressing the issue of voter suppression reid is anyone going to be talking about the death penalty? >> i do suspect it will come up in some of the justice hearings that are going on, the panel discussions. there will be a lot of talk about voter suppression this year because we're in a real title wave, as you know, across this country. the good news is we're turning the tide there, just as we are on the death penalty. sing a group of folks here today, we are a group of people that have abolished it for juvenile spread with abolish the death penalty for group, the retarded. we will use the same strategy there. we have a majority of states to outlaw the practice is and we went to the supreme court and said not only is the squirrel, but because now it is only practiced by a minority of states, it is also unusual, therefore, band and for the entire country. they did in both cases. we're hoping if we can get rid of it in california, ohio, if we can get rid of it in seven more states beyond that, we can go to
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